Nominations Announcements (Waive 1)

Posted November 14, 2023

Excited to announce the first wave of nominations. We’re still tallying up the last few categories but we wanted to start the process of announcing all the awesome nominees!

We are thrilled to see all of the nominations submitted and with almost 500 entries this was a huge year for The Sultry Listeners Awards!

We are hoping to announce all of the categories in three waves and will post the voting information once that is done.

Without further ado…

Historical Romance Nominees: 

Empowered by the Earl by Alexa Aston
Narrated by Gary Furlong

How to Marry a Viscount (The Cinderella Society Book 3) by Alyxandra Harvey Narrated by Jonathan Johns

Under the Mistletoe Trio by Bronwen Evans
Narrated by Tim Campbell

The Queen’s Dollmaker by Christine Trent
Narrated by Marnye Young

A Proper Dragon by E B Wheeler
Narrated by Stephanie Németh-Parker

A Subtle Dragon by E.B. Wheeler
Narrated by Stephanie Nemeth-Parker

The Mystery of the Debonair Duke by Ellie St. Clair
Narrated by Sarah Sampino and Liam Price

The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Narrated by Cassandra York and Ashford McNab

You’re the Earl That I Want by Kelly Bowen
Narrated by Ashford McNab

The Earl of Zennor by Lauren Smith
Narrated by Nathaniel Priestley

Snowflakes and Wallflowers by Lauren Smith
Narrated by Nathaniel Priestley

Melissa and the Vicar by S.M. La Violette
Narrated by Ella Lynch

The Turncoat by T. J. London
Narrated by Kale Williams, Tara Langella, Patrick Zeller, Marnye Young, Adam Gold, Nicholas Boulton, John Hartley, Samantha Brentmoor, Connor Crais, Dane Anderson, James Cheatham, and Shayna Small

The Musician by Tess Thompson
Narrated by Brian Nishii and Shaina Summerville

The Highlander’s Holiday Wife by Vanessa Kelly
Narrated by Ruth Urquhart

Romantic Comedy Nominees:

Pride, Pancakes, and Paris by Emmie J Holland
Narrated by Andria Mae and Josh Putnam

Parentmoon by L. B. Dunbar
Narrated by Stephanie Nemeth Parker and J. F. Harding

A Borrowed Boyfriend by Angela Casella
Narrated by Gideon Frost and Taylor Harvey

10 Signs You Need to Grovel by Kelly Siskind
Narrated by Julian Duran

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
Narrated by Tim Paige Elizabeth Louise

Happenstance by Tessa Bailey
Narrated by Heather Stonewell and James Cavenaugh

Butt-dialing the Billionaire by Annika Martin
Narrated by John lane and Neva Navarre

Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne
Narrated by John Lane and CJ Bloom

Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya

Confessions of a Smutty Romance Author by Kelsie Hoss
Narrated by Allyson Voller and Luke Welland

Woke up Wed by Cassie Mint
Narrated by Lexi Evans and Tyler Darby

Tapped by the Rockstar by Christina Hovland
Narrated by Maxine Mitchell and Eric Michael Summerer

Jameson Fox by Nina Levine
Narrated by Charlotte Claremont and Eric Michael Summerer

So That Happened by Katie Bailey
Narrated by Melissa Moran and Jason Keller

Sport Romance Nominees:

Tell Me A Story by Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black
Narrated by Kelli Tager and Gabriel Spires

Tight Spot by Lisa Suzanne
Narrated by CJ Bloom and Nelson Hobbs

Escorting the Player by Leigh James
Narrated by Nelson Hobbs and Kasha Kensington

Three Man Rush by Kim Green
Narrated by Dahlia Lynde, Travis Baldree, Duncan Cole and Jay Alder

The Pucking Wrong Number by C.R. Jane
Narrated by Troy Duran and Alexis Paige

Playing Dane by Hannah Gray
Narrated by Elizabeth Hart and Thomas Oakley

Passion or Penalty by Leah Brunner
Narrated by Catherine Ho and Neill Thorne

Sci-fi Romance Nominees: 

Initiation The Selari Chronicles (Book 1) by E. L. Harper
Narrated by Katie Thompson

Lost to the Alien Lord by Ella Blake
Narrated by Elle Sonali and Tor Thom

Good Deeds by Kathryn Moon
Narrated by Cassandra Medcalf and Jarman Day

Ensnared by Tiffany Roberts
Narrated by Macie Miller and Marcus Rayne

Throne of the Horde King by Zoey Draven
Narrated by Lia Langola and Aaron Shedlock

Cozy Mystery Romance

A Witch for Mr. Winter by Deanna Chase
Narrated by Gabra Zackman

Chrystals, Belladonna & Murder by Leanne Leeds
Narrated by Meghan Kelly

Murder at High Tide by Lee Strauss and Norm Strauss
Narrated by Stephanie Németh-Parker

Witch or Without You by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Narrated by Megan Hudgins

Wined and Died in New Orleans
Narrated by Amy Melissa Bentley

Death of a Lonely Bachelor by Tricia Simpson
Narrated by Michelle McLenithan

Urban Fantasy Romance Nominees: 

Warrior Fae by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
Narrated by Troy Duran and Angelina Rocca

Promise of the Witch by Deanna Chase
Narrated by Gabra Zackman

Flawed Creatures by Beatrix Hollow
Narrated by Michelle Price and Vincent Skye

Shadow Lands by Stacey Marie Brown
Narrated by Eva Kaminsky and Daniel Wisniewski

A Kingdom of Sun and Shadow by Danielle M. Hill
Narrated by Angelina Rocca

Evildoer by Dannika Dark
Narrated by Nicole Poole

Forevermore by Dannika Dark
Narrated by Nicole Poole


If your favorite title(s) and/or narrator(s) are NOT included in the nominations it is either because 1.) they did not meet the requirements mentioned above or 2.) they were not nominated by listeners/fans. Please visit the “Nominations Requirements” page on the “Nomination Info” tab to review the the full list of requirements to be nominated.

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